The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero. The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.
While these groups may do some excellent work with Christian charities, their primary focus is on fighting to have the rights of LGBT people denied. But over the years they've been able to frame what it is they do with those "pro-family" and "Christian" modifiers.
Last week, a group of African-American pastors held a press conference announcing that they are starting a campaign to get black voters to withhold their votes from President Obama until he no longer supports marriage equality.
Writer Brendan O'Neill wrote an odd attack on marriage equality. What is revealing, he says, is that gay marriage is "a tool of the elite" which indicates "one's superiority over the hordes, particularly those of a religious or redneck persuasion."
New data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau clearly show that the race-based "divide and conquer" strategies being pursued by organizations like NOM not only are ugly and divisive but fly in the face of reality.